I Wear Short(er) Shorts

I like bermuda shorts (see here), but when I found these maternity bermudas on a Target clearance rack several weeks ago, I knew if I pulled the trigger on them that they’d be in for a little alteration.  photo 1
The fit – a little notgreat and a lot awkward.  Besides they did nothing for my twig legs and miniature calves…which I say with the greatest admiration for you lucky ones with curvy legs.

I figured that by shortening them just a tad, I might be able to up their appeal.  So, first I figured out how short I wanted to go by rolling and unrolling to different lengths while they were on until I was satisfied.  Then, I pulled out my measuring tape and measured the inseam, took them off, turned them inside-out, and made a little pen mark on each leg at my desired length, adding an inch and a half for a hem.    
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Next, I rolled each leg up so that the rolled edge was right at my pen mark. photo 3
Snip, snip, all the way around…photo 4

Then, for extra fraying protection (and not at all following any sewing rules so if this be wrong, well, sew me), I sewed a zig-zag stitch around the bottom of the shorts before folding the bottoms up an inch and a half and and sewing in a hem.photo 5

And then I went crazy and paired them with some tights, boots, and other fall/wintery gear because all the real fashionistas are doing that on Pinterest. 
 matshorts 008
[Add a little overexposure and incorrect camera settings and call it a fashion shot.]

What do you think?  Am I breaking every 2930 fashion rule in the book?  Would you wear shorts with boots and tights?  Maybe you would, but would you in public?  I have yet to.

12 comments:

  1. I love it! You pull it off very well :)

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    1. Thanks Nakysha! Loved seeing your name pop up in my comment email today. :)

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  2. Uhhh this is one of my favorite outfits you've shared actually...please do wear it in public! x.

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    1. Thanks Camille! Thinking I might have to step out in it...it was so very comfortable anyway!

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  3. Love it! So cute and definitely wear-in-public-able! :)

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    1. :) Thanks Kelly! Definitely a maternity style that would look awesome on you!!!

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  4. You look great! I would love to be able to pull this off but it just wouldn't e the look for me (I'm not short per say but my legs have zero length and lots of "curve" so I've learned that tights do nada for them) So jealous of the sewing skillz

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  5. Super duper cute! Love your whole outfit!!

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  6. I love it; very boho! I never would have thought of it but I'm totally going to try the tights and shorts thing, because I like shorts but I am not my legs' biggest fan:P

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